Create original horror artwork inspired by The Grudge (2020)

Creators Selected On
December 20, 2019

To amplify the launch of new film The Grudge, Sony Pictures wants to collaborate with you for an exciting art activation!

Create one-of-a-kind artwork for The Grudge inspired by the latest imagery and trailer from the upcoming film.

You may use the images throughout this brief for inspiration and visual reference of the characters featured in the film. While the images in the asset pack cannot be used directly in the work, you can include the title treatment in your piece. Artwork will potentially be featured across the film's marketing campaign, including social accounts, print materials, murals, and merchandise.

5 pieces of artwork will be selected and receive $2,000 each. The judges are looking for an alternative poster design that is captivating, horrifying, and imaginative.

things to consider
  • When someone dies in the grip of rage, a curse is born and a vengeful ghost dooms all who enter its realm. Once you enter the house, it will never let you go.
  • Consider including images of the cursed house, ghost with her hair covering her face, fingers running through hair, or a bathtub or shower setting in your poster design.
  • Avoid overly-graphic depictions of gore. While there is violence in the film, the art for it should be more suspenseful, unsettling, and creepy in tone rather than violent and disturbing.
  • Title treatment can be downloaded here and used directly in your pieces.
  • Asset pack imagery can be downloaded here but only used as a reference and not directly in your pieces.
about the grudge

Producer Sam Raimi brings us a twisted new take of the horror classic.

Directed by Nicolas Pesce, The Grudge stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin with Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver. With a screenplay by Nicolas Pesce and a story by Nicolas Pesce and Jeff Buhler, The Grudge is based on the film Ju-On: The Grudge written & directed by Takashi Shimizu. The Grudge is produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise and is executive produced by Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Brady Fujikawa, Andrew Pfeffer, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Powers Middleton and Schuyler Weiss.

the incentives
5 pieces of artwork, as chosen by Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc., will be selected. The Selected Creators will:
  • Potentially have their artwork featured in The Grudge's marketing campaign
  • Potentially receive exposure for their artwork across The Grudge's digital and marketing channels including print materials and merchandise
  • Receive $2,000 for each piece of artwork selected
creative invite guidelines
  • Who is eligible: This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Each creator may submit up to 10 submissions. Creator teams allowed.
  • Submissions will not be visible to the public until after the announcement.
  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, your submission may be featured on The Grudge's social media channels with credit given to the creator.
  • Creators should retain their original artwork files in the highest quality possible but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max. size 10MB.
  • All submissions must be original artwork which is not inspired by or based on third-party artwork (and may not contain third party materials or intellectual property and/or stock materials, and must be free-and-clear of any and all third-party rights). Please, no photography or video.
  • Creators may depict the likenesses of the characters in The Grudge to the extent such depiction does not contain the likeness of the actors and may include The Grudge title treatment logo in their artwork. All rights in and to the characters, title treatment logo, and asset pack provided are reserved by Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. (“CTMG”).
  • Selected Creators may be asked to modify their artwork up to 2 times to fit production requirements.
  • Selected Creators (defined in Official Rules found below) shall assign to CTMG and their licensees and assigns all rights, title, and interest in and to the Selected Creators’ submitted artwork. Selected Creators will be required to sign an Assignment and Release Form and the Awardee Agreement.
  • The Non-Selected Creators retain the copyright as to the original elements only in their artwork, subject to CTMG’s intellectual property rights to the motion picture elements. By entering the Creative Invite, each creator grants to CTMG a worldwide, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for one (1) year to use the submitted artwork across CTMG’s various marketing platforms in association with the advertising, marketing and promotion of The Grudge including without limitation digital and marketing channels. CTMG will use its best efforts to provide all creators with credit for their artwork.
  • Creator's copyright in the artwork is subject to and restricted by CTMG's underlying rights in The Grudge IP defined in the Official Rules, and entrants may make only personal non-commercial use (e.g. portfolio purposes and digital channels) of the submissions without express written consent from CTMG. In no event, may an entrant obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment for the art created pursuant to this Creative Invite.
  • Please provide an active email address when registering with Talenthouse to ensure you can be contacted should you be selected.
  • During the selection period, Talenthouse will reach out to those being shortlisted. You must respond to Talenthouse within forty-eight (48) hours or else you will forfeit all incentives. For the verification, you will be asked to provide the original files of your artwork and a scan of your ID.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, these guidelines or Official Rules (see below).
  • How to submit: Click on the ‘Participate’ tab and follow the instructions. Your work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max. size 10 MB. Please retain your original layered AI or PSD files in the highest quality possible. Only static digital work. Please, no photography or video.
  • Sponsor: TLNT Group LLC.
how Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. will choose
Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one that meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines, and Official Rules.

All eligible submissions received will be judged according to the following equally weighted judging criteria: substance; creativity; originality, and adherence to The Grudge theme.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    November 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    December 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    December 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.
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